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Revision (KS4): Computer Science

USEFUL REVISION WEBSITES

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty

http://vtle.ossettacademy.co.uk/course/view.php?id=1639 (Ossett Academy VTLE>GCSE Computing from 2012>Theory section>AQA GCSE – Computer Science Course Companion.pdf (Password is ‘copyright’)

http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_computing/ocr/GCSE_A451_topics.html

It is advisable that students purchase a revision guide, these should be for the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification. A choice of these is shown below.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=aqa%20gcse%20computer%20science&sprefix=aqa+gcse+com%2Cstripbooks

 

TOP TIPS (SUBJECT SPECIFIC REVISION TIPS)

Find a way to enjoy Problem Solving & Programming, try to make an app or game that you would like to have.

Regularly test your programming skills.

Decorate walls with keywords and definitions when revising.

Practice papers, practice papers, practice papers.

Past Papers can be found online at:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/ict-and-computer-science/gcse/computer-science-4512/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

There is some cross over from the OCR exam board:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computing-j275-from-2012/ (Past Papers Section)

 

KEY WORDS AND EXAM TERMINOLOGY

Link below to some very useful flash cards that have key terms, words and terminology.

http://www.flashcardmachine.com/aqa-gcsecomputerscience.html

 

WEB LINKS TO PRACTISE PAPERS

GCSE Computer Science – AQA Exam Board
Past Papers can be found online at:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/ict-and-computer-science/gcse/computer-science-4512/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
There is some cross over from the OCR exam board:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computing-j275-from-2012/ (Past Papers Section)

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